“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.”
There’s so much mental weight we tend to carry with us from creative endeavor to the next. Every idea unfinished can easy weigh on us, especially when we don’t let them go.
I’m dealing with this now. There are so many ideas and interesting projects I want to work on. But there’s only so much time to give my attention. And if I think about them too much, what I’m currently working on can suffer.
In order to successfully finish a project, we need to give our full attention to it.
Does that mean we have to choose one thing to work on? Not unless we want to. But in the moment, our focus must be singleminded.
Our interests many by multifaceted, but our attention isn’t.
Trying to multitask takes energy away from the thing in front of you.